News About the Columbia County Fair

Columbia County Fair Named “The Best”

CHATHAM – In early January, ‘surprise’ was the word of the day when the votes for ‘favorite county fair’ were counted up in the offices of Capital Region Living Magazine. “The Saratoga County Fair had held the #1 position for many years,” said Vikki Moran, publisher.  “It was totally unexpected [...]

March 15th, 2019|

Columbia County Fair Schoolgirl Queen Nominees Announced

Representatives of Columbia County’s six public high schools will compete for the title of 2018 Schoolgirl Queen on Friday, Aug. 31 at 6 p.m. at the North Gate Stage. The event marks a longstanding Columbia County Fair tradition that has continued for more than 80 years. At 6 p.m., the [...]

August 31st, 2018|

Columbia County Fair Brings Summer of 2018 to a Close

  Even the smallest cowboys participate in the Painted Pony Championship Rodeo Sept. 3 at 5 p.m. in front of the grandstand. The 178th Columbia County Fair brings the summer to an unofficial close Aug. 29 through Labor Day, Sept. 3 with six days of entertainment, food, agriculture [...]

August 28th, 2018|

Advance Tickets for 2018 Columbia County Fair Go On Sale

  Advance tickets for the 178th annual Columbia County Fair are now on sale throughout the region for the fair which takes place this year Aug. 29 through Labor Day Sept. 3 at the Chatham Fairgrounds. Advance tickets are available now at the Fair Office at the fairgrounds off Route [...]

August 12th, 2018|

Columbia County ‘Faces of the Fair’ Portrays Fairgoers of all Ages

Kinderhook photographer and resident Jamie Hankin, whose “Faces of the Fair” is the theme of the 2018 Columbia County Fair, is creating a book of the thousands of photos he has taken over the last several years. Hankin’s photographs of the fair have been featured in brochures, advertising and promotional [...]

August 10th, 2018|

Columbia County Fair Scarecrow-Making Clinic Set for July 15

Soccer-playing scarecrows on display at last year’s fair. Individuals, families and groups are invited to participate in the free workshop with Mike DiMisa on July 15 at 9 a.m. at the faigrounds. Award-winning scarecrow maker Mike DiMisa of Ghent will lead a free scarecrow-making workshop July 15 at [...]

June 30th, 2018|

Columbia County Fair Demo Derby Entries Now Being Accepted

More than $1,400 in cash prizes and trophies will be awarded each night to this year’s winners of the 2018 Columbia County Fair Demolition Derby as the much-anticipated two-night fair favorite returns under the management of Stoney Roberts Promotions, Inc. for the second year in a row. Two nights of [...]

June 30th, 2018|

Chatham High School Construction Class Builds New Fairgrounds Booth

CHS Residential Construction staff and students in front of the partially finished information booth front row from left: Teacher Shawn Caldwell, Triston Schermerhorn, Craig Coons, Valerie Denning, Kyle Nehmens. Back row from left: Rich Kratt, Jon Elbert, Randy Van Alstyne, Corey Dexheimer. (Photo by Patrick Wemitt) Columbia County [...]

June 11th, 2018|